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How painful can alveolar osteitis (dry socket) be?

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Dr. Sal Aragona answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Very: It is typically a deep, aching, throbbing type of pain.

Answered 11/22/2012

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Dr. Jonathan Engel answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Vaires: Each person has different pain thresholds and each situation is different. However, my experiences with dry socket is that it can be very uncomfortable at the best and painful at the worst.

Answered 10/24/2017

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